• Ly Son has new mural village

    Ly Son has new mural village

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 07:16 PM

    A village of sea-island murals has taken shape on Be Island, part of the Ly Son Island chain off the coast of central Quang Ngai province, painted by volunteer experts from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Eighteen murals reflecting the lives of villagers have been created on walls, with the sea turtle being the main theme. Ly Son Island is one of only a few places in Vietnam where sea turtles live. The volunteer team also cleaned, painted, and renovated 25 dilapidated homes of poor households. The presence of the fresco village on Be Island will become a destination for community tourism, supporting local people to improve their livelihoods and contributing to raising awareness among people and local authorities about the importance of marine environmental protection.

  • Danang debuts new bus service

    Danang debuts new bus service

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 04:14 PM

    A new route using modern buses was introduced in the central city of Danang under a cooperative arrangement between the city and the project sponsor, the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF). Operating daily from 5.45am to 8.45pm at an interval of ten to 20 minutes, a fleet of eight 29-seat buses with wi-fi access and air conditioning were put into operation to make passengers as comfortable as possible. Tickets on the route are free for one year after its official launch. The TMF-funded program aims to encourage people, especially local people, to use public transport instead of personal vehicles and to ease traffic congestion in the booming city.

  • Vietnam Airlines launches 24/7 customer service hotlines

    Vietnam Airlines launches 24/7 customer service hotlines

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 12:44 PM

    National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has recently launched a customer support centre offering 24/7 telephone services, including on weekends and holidays. The new centre, based in Hanoi, has over 100 support desks available to help customers with any inquiry at any time of the day on 1900 1100 or 1900 1800. Customers can call the hotlines to seek help with a range of services, including flight reservations, tickets, online bookings, Lotusmiles perks, and other requests. The hotlines are also used to receive customer feedback on and complaints about the carrier. The call centre is a big leap forward in the continued improvement of the quality of the carrier’s services. It operated nearly 140,000 safe flights in 2016, transporting more than 20.6 million passengers.

  • Dong Thap promoting local tourism sites

    Dong Thap promoting local tourism sites

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 06:16 PM

    The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap is working to promote local tourism through three types of tourism services: eco-tourism, historical tourism, and community-based tourism. The province has worked to turn each attraction into a unique tourism product to attract tourists, such as the Dong Sen-Go Thap art architecture and archaeological complex in Thap Muoi district having the theme of a lotus kingdom and spiritual cultural centre. Meanwhile, Tram Chim National Park, home to about 200 different bird species, has focused on the Dong Thap Muoi natural bird park. Aiming to become a flower city in the southern region, Sa Dec has launched a green tourism model at Sa Dec flower village, housing more than 2,000 flora species on 470 ha. Local farmers have been encouraged to invest in eco-farms to diversify local tourism and attract tourists on eco-holidays.

  • Hanoi to ban old motorbikes

    Hanoi to ban old motorbikes

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 04:13 PM

    The Hanoi People’s Committee has proposed a roadmap to ban old motorbikes discharging harmful substances into the environment. Under the roadmap, from now to June 30, 2018 it will re-examine and list the number of motorbikes and how long they have been in use, complete legal documents on technical criteria, set up emissions discharge testing centres, and train specialised staff. Between July 2018 and 31 December, 2019 the city will conduct emissions discharge tests on motorbikes with a cylinder capacity of more than 175cc and revoke dilapidated vehicles. It will also inspect motorbikes with a cylinder capacity of less than 175cc. More than 5.2 million motorbikes are on Hanoi’s streets, half of which are reported to have been manufactured in the 1990s, according to the city’s Department of Traffic Police.

  • Foreign workers in Vietnam rise

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 11:13 AM

    The number of foreigners working in Vietnam has increased significantly over the last ten years, from around 12,600 in 2004 to more than 83,500 in 2015, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA). Chinese workers make up 30.9 per cent of Vietnam’s foreign workforce, with 25,700 people, followed by South Koreans with over 15,300, Taiwanese with more than 10,700, and Japanese with over 7,900. HCMC is home to the largest number of foreign workers, with more than 20,300 people, accounting for 24.3%, while those in Hanoi number only 6,386, or 7.6%.

    Improvements are therefore needed to the legal framework to ensure the rights of foreign workers, especially in regards to social security, which MoLISA and relevant organisations are working on.

  • New destinations launched in Quang Nam

    New destinations launched in Quang Nam

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 04:26 PM

    The central province of Quang Nam’s Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has introduced eight new tourism sites in the province this year.

    Tours are now available to a forest of centuries-old Fujian cypress trees in Tay Giang district, will which have been included on the national heritage register. Other new sites include Triem Tay village in Dien Ban town, which was recognised as a community-based tourism site; Huong My organic farm village and beach in Thang Binh district and the rural market in Tien Phuoc district; a recovered mangrove forest in Tam Giang commune in Nui Thanh district with tours of the coast, wetlands and fishing villages; the mountainous district of Nam Tra My, known for farms of Ngoc Linh ginseng and ethnic minority hamlets; and other mountainous districts such as Tay Giang, Nam Giang, Bac Tra My, Nong Son, Que Son, and Nam Tra My, which are becoming popular destinations for motorbike riders and off-road adventures that provide a glimpse of the lives of ethnic minorities at 1,500 metres above sea level.

    Travel agencies in the province have also launched cruise services along the Thu Bon River connecting rural villages with Hoi An, nipa palm forests in Cam Thanh district, and craft villages in Kim Bong, Ban Thach and Duy Vinh districts. Quang Nam, home to the world heritage sites Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary, and the Cham Island-Hoi An biosphere reserve, welcomed 4.4 million tourists last year.

  • Sea route from Soc Trang to Con Dao Island opens

    Sea route from Soc Trang to Con Dao Island opens

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 04:12 PM

    A commercial sea transport route from the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang to Con Dao Island has been launched by the Superdong - Kien Giang Speedboat Corporation. The travel time is two and a half hours and the double-deck Superdong vessel is capable of ferrying 306 passengers at an average speed of 26 nautical miles per hour. There will be one roundtrip conducted every day, departing from Soc Trang at 8am and returning from Con Dao at 1 pm.

    Con Dao is an archipelago southeast of the southern province of Ba Ria Vung Tau. At one time a prison island for political prisoners during the French colonial era, it has become an international tourist destination, attracting visitors to its primitive beauty, rich flora and fauna, pure water, silky sand banks, and blue skies. It could only previously be reached by flights from HCMC and Can Tho city or by ferry from Vung Tau.

  • HCMC among best cities for solo travellers

    HCMC among best cities for solo travellers

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 11:12 AM

    Airbnb has listed HCMC among the Top 10 best cities in the world for solo travellers, based on data provided by the popular home rental site during 2016. It ranked second on the list, behind Cancun in Mexico. According to Airbnb, HCMC saw a 146% increase in interest among solo travellers, while Cologne in Germany was close behind, at 142%. Following were Playa del Carmen in Mexico, Johannesburg in South Africa, São Paulo in Brazil, Auckland in New Zealand, Mexico City, Charlotte in North Carolina, the US, and Busan in South Korea.

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